Beewax is a secretion of the wax glands normally made by young bees. It consists mainly of long chain hydrocarbons: paraffins and oleins.
On the other hand, the beeswax has a sweet and very pleasant aroma. It must be pure, because it is the one that possesses medicinal virtues. One of the most common functions of the wax is to thicken the oils to a consistency suitable for creams made with oil only.
On the other hand, it acts as an emulsifier in those that include water of flowers, distilled or of spring. Beeswax also has its own therapeutic properties, such as honey , propolis or royal jelly .
This makes it a better choice to make creams than inert waxes from the mineral world.
Popular remedies with beeswax
Remedy with beeswax for hemorrhoids: Mix 10 grams of chamomile , 250 ml of wheat germ oil and 2 rose petals, warm gently for 1 hour and then filter. Separate put 20 grams of beeswax and 20 grams of lanolin to bathe and then mix with the other preparation after one hour of cooking.
Pour the ointment into a sterilized jar where it will allow to solidify before use. Then apply to the area where the hemorrhoids are .
Remedy against wrinkles: Heat to bath Maria 3 tablespoons of olive oil , 1 tablespoon of beeswax and 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa butter . When melting, remove from heat, allow to cool slightly the preparation and then pour 2 tablespoons of rose water.
Beat until cream is even. Empty into a clean glass container with lid. Apply especially at night in areas more prone to wrinkling or to prevent wrinkles.
Beeswax remedy for dry leg skin Heat simmer or water bath, 1 tablespoon cocoa butter, 2 tablespoons of beeswax, 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of almond oil , Soybeans or apricot kernels. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for five to ten minutes, and then stir gently with a hand mixer or spoon for about a minute.
Allow it to cool and densify a little more; Then continue stirring until the mixture is opaque but still liquid. Pour into a storage container and cover.
Apply, immediately after bath or shower, while you still have damp skin, spread this cream over your legs. Since it is very concentrated, it starts with one teaspoon at a time. If there is a greasy residue on the skin after five minutes, you have put too much. Simply remove the excess with an absorbent towel.
Remedy with beeswax for cracked lips Put 1 tablespoon of beeswax into a bowl and heat until melted. Mix with 1 teaspoon of almond oil. Then it is expected to cool and solidify what will take between half an hour and an hour and apply on the lips before bed and when getting up.
Remedy with beeswax for sensitive skin Place 5 g of lanolin, 7 g of beeswax and 5 g of cocoa butter. Once melted, add 30 g of marigold oil. Remove from heat and pour 20 g. Of infusion of calendula flower (elaborated separately). Leave to cool and apply on face and neck for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water.
Remedy with beeswax for inflammations Leave in maceration 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 4 leaves of purslane , a handful of flowers of violet and plantain, and the flesh of a pumpkin. Then heat and mix 7 g of beeswax. Mix until an ointment is applied to the swollen or swollen areas.
Beeswax Remedy for diaper dermatitis: Pour 1 tablespoon of beeswax, ½ cup of shea butter and ¼ cup of coconut oil into a saucepan. Then put on medium heat to melt.
When it is completely melted, the fire is extinguished and then added 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin . Beat the mixture until it becomes creamy. Store, once cool, in a sealed glass jar. Apply this paste over the diaper area until the diaper rash is overcome.
Remedy with beeswax for angular cheilitis or boqueras : Mix 1/4 teaspoon of beeswax, 1/2 teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil until they are integrated. Pass the preparation into a jar with a sealing cap. Apply to the corners of the mouth. Wait for 15 minutes before rinsing with cold water. Repeat the remedy once a day for one to two weeks.